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Title: SPAM issue
Post by: bill111 on October 09, 2015, 05:19:26 PM
I've had Avast about a month now and the spam killer works pretty good, but lately it seems some spammer are still getting through and they ALL have the exact same subject line. Is there a way to fine tune the spam killer so as to not only blacklist their email addy but the subject line as well? It's getting so annoying now that daily I have to "black list" and tag as "spam" the same emails over and over again because they use different email addys.

HELP???????????????????????????????????????

...Nicholas
Title: Re: SPAM issue
Post by: Pondus on October 09, 2015, 05:28:26 PM
FAQ  https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB167#artTitle

most mail clients (if you use one) have spam or message rules settings
if you acess your mail account from web you should find the same settings there or a option to mark a mail as spam



Title: Re: SPAM issue
Post by: bill111 on October 23, 2015, 05:30:13 AM
So.. after paying for Avast the only response I get is from a BOT?!
Title: Re: SPAM issue
Post by: Asyn on October 23, 2015, 07:20:37 AM
So.. after paying for Avast the only response I get is from a BOT?!
Pondus is human, trust me... ;)
Title: Re: SPAM issue
Post by: MikeBCda on October 24, 2015, 02:28:15 AM
So.. after paying for Avast the only response I get is from a BOT?!
That "bot" designation (of which there's 3 or 4 sub-categories) is essentially just an in-joke, and is automatically assigned to any member who's posted a huge number of times, typically over a number of years.  Possibly someone else can steer you to the current definitions of post-count-based "ratings".  Sorry for any misunderstanding.
Title: Re: SPAM issue
Post by: Asyn on October 24, 2015, 06:07:16 AM
Possibly someone else can steer you to the current definitions of post-count-based "ratings".
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93015.0
Title: Re: SPAM issue
Post by: MikeBCda on October 25, 2015, 01:40:29 AM
Thanks, Asyn, I was obviously too lazy to hunt for it myself.  :)
Title: Re: SPAM issue
Post by: Asyn on October 25, 2015, 05:36:19 AM
NP Mike. ;)
Title: Re: SPAM issue
Post by: bill111 on November 03, 2015, 10:43:21 PM
FAQ  https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB167#artTitle

most mail clients (if you use one) have spam or message rules settings
if you acess your mail account from web you should find the same settings there or a option to mark a mail as spam

ok.. you're not a bot.. good to hear. But my original question was never answered. It was "Is there a way to fine tune the spam killer so as to not only blacklist their email addy but the subject line as well?"

And I use MS Outlook 2010 (ugh) and it's spam settings are so useless I bought your software.
Title: Re: SPAM issue
Post by: Eddy on November 03, 2015, 10:57:42 PM
Why not setup your own rules for managing the mails ?
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Manage-email-messages-by-using-rules-50307363-0e79-4f6a-95c0-04b922a2ff13